New York designer’s surprising new angle on flat design

Leonardo Da Vinci painted The Last Supper and Michelangelo immortalized Adam’s creation on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but New York art director Peter Jostrand finds inspiration for his art in more unassuming places. In a series titled “Flat Butts” that’s featured on the designer’s quirky blog, animal posteriors take center stage in a unique homage to minimalistic art.

Speaking to Fast Company, Jostrand explains the inspiration came from a design meeting that featured a circle on a page in a discussion of minimalism. Design’s flat trend is in full view on his backside blog with posteriors of a pig, tiger, peacock and everyone’s favorite scarlet baboon booty, to name just a few. There’s even a special “Butt of the Day” revealed daily for added enjoyment.

With 50 animals already in queue and countless species there for the inspiration, Jostrand’s art options are virtually unending—check out his work for a dash of Friday fun.

goldfish

Goldfish

 

peacock

Peacock

 

bumblebee

Bumblebee

 

giraffe

Giraffe

 

beaver

Beaver

 

alligator

Alligator

 

pig

Pig

 

tiger

Tiger

 

pug

Pug

 

pikachu

Pikachu

 

parrot

Parrot

 

panda

Panda

 

jaguar

Jaguar

 

elephant

Elephant

 

baboon

Baboon

  • inked Muse

    this was on the first season of bob’s burgers. so not that original really.

  • http://www.echofreelance.com/ Echo Freelance

    These designs are cool as a PC wallpaper :D

  • gt3themes

    I like Panda :) really creative

  • Kyle Legg

    Hmm.. the Pikachu one sucks. Where is his tail? Why the blush?

  • http://www.finixcreative.com Finix

    In homage to Peter Jostrand’s “Flat Butts” series, here’s “Shiba Inu”.